New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch

March 2022 Crime Report

On 1st March, three males and one female were caught on CCTV, entering a Service Station situated on Burnett St and stealing four wheels off a vehicle. A similar offence occurred on the evening of 10th when offender(s) have removed wheels from a vehicle parked in a public carpark on Burnett St, and damaged the vehicle in the process.

Also on 1st, a person has entered the rear yard of a Glenora Rd property, switched off the power, and stolen tools and building material from a rear shed.  The suspect has been identified from CCTV footage provided to the Police. 

On 2nd, a cigarette lighter or similar item was used to burn a small amount of paint off the front screen door of a house on Middle Rd.

Overnight on 3rd March, a lock was forced on the canopy of a vehicle on Lower Rd. Tools and equipment were taken.

Kensington Street certainly attracts its fair share of criminal behaviour.  On 6th, a loungeroom window at a residence was smashed by a small rock which was found inside. On 20th another unit on the same street had its kitchen window smashed from the outside, though no object could be located. Also on the same date, overnight entry was gained to a construction site, rocks being used to smash two doors of a two-storey dwelling. Appliances were stolen.

On 29th March, a shipping container lock was cut overnight at a new subdivision on McLeod St. The container was entered and an amount of property stolen. CCTV shows two suspicious figures in the area at the time.

21st – Overnight entry was gained via the jemmying of a glass sliding door to an incomplete dwelling on Gateway Drive. A significant quantity of power tools was stolen.

Police are anxious to hear from any member of the public who may have witnessed any of the above incidents.  Building sites attract criminals overnight, so keep an ear out for unusual noises or vehicles casing the area.  Whilst the information you have may seem trivial, it may be the vital clue that Police are seeking to either solve or deter crime, and adds to the evidence Police need to be able to charge someone with an offence.

Entry was gained overnight on 6th March, to a residence on Hamilton Rd which was being renovated. The back door was forced but nothing appears to have been stolen.  Also on Hamilton Rd, on 7th March, an unlocked vehicle with the keys in the ignition was stolen by two persons caught on CCTV. A key-hold-lock was broken off a residence on Hamilton Rd on 17th when offenders gained entry to a back yard, cutting a small padlock off a shed. Nothing was stolen.

On 10th March, offenders gained entry to a residence on Lyell Highway by jimmying the front sliding glass door. An amount of property was stolen.

Back River Rd has also been targeted.  On 13th March, over a period of two days, three offenders were caught on CCTV at the Fairview Primary School, damaging the camera and smashing a glass door. The offenders have been located by Police. Overnight on 18th, a vehicle (possibly left unlocked) was parked in the driveway of a residence on the same road, when it was entered by offenders and property stolen.  Overnight entry was gained to another residence on the same road on the 31st, and property stolen from various rooms. Disturbingly, the victim was actually home at the time.

Overnight on 13th March, a mountain bike was stolen from the caravan park on the Esplanade in New Norfolk.

On 19th, two offenders were caught on CCTV, entering an old shearing shed on a  property on Scullys Lane in Bushy Park, stealing two old disused farm motorbikes and smashing twelve louvre windows. The suspects have been identified.   On 26th a kayak was stolen from a camping site at Wayatinah Lagoon.

Police Contact Numbers

Phone: 131444 – Non urgent matters

Phone: 1 800 333 000 – Crime Stoppers (www.crimestopperstas.com.au)

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